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Kirton lights up the night sky for Her Majesty

Kirton celebrated The Queen's 90th birthday with the lighting of the parish beacon on Thursday night.

Boston Mayor, Cllr Richard Austin, read out the official birthday message written by the Prince of Wales before lighting the beacon.

The message from the Prince of Wales, written a message to all beacon lighters around the country, read:
"I am delighted that so many people throughout the United Kingdom are coming together to light beacons in celebration of my mother, The Queen's, ninetieth birthday. It is a wonderful gesture which I know has deeply touched Her Majesty.
"Beacons are to be lit on mountaintops, on beaches, in farmyards and on church towers, uniting us all in our heartfelt appreciation of The Queen's lifetime of service to the United Kingdom and other Realms, and to the Commonwealth. 
"Since time immemorial, the light of beacons has relayed important messages across the land. This message we proclaim with the greatest pride and affection:  Your Majesty, we all wish you a very happy birthday!"

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Beacon alight Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window  Crowd at Kirton beacon Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window